Proposed legislation (101 - 110 of 256 items)
The Job Training Partnership Act Performance Standards and Information Systems
129345: Mar 11, 1986
GAO discussed S. 2069, proposed amendments to the Job Training Partnership Act, focusing on potential implementation problems related to two provisions which would require the Department of Labor to expeditiously establish performance standards for the attainment of youth employment competencies and the longer-term success of participants in the labor market. GAO studies showed that: (1) Labor's d...
[Support for Enactment of H.R. 1890]
B-197290: Published: Dec 11, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1985.
GAO expressed its support for the enactment of H.R. 1890, which would extend the existing equitable waiver authority of the Comptroller General to allow for the waiver of collection of erroneous payments of travel, transportation, or relocation expenses to federal employees. Existing legislation provides the authority to waive collection of debts owed the United States arising out of erroneous pay...
[Request for Comment on Proposed Amendment to 31 U.S.C. 1344]
B-210555.11: Published: Sep 18, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1985.
GAO reviewed an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) legislative proposal for amendment to 31 U.S.C. 1344, concerning home-to-work transportation of government employees. GAO noted that present legislation limits the use of government vehicles to the President, cabinet level department heads, principal diplomatic and consular officials, medical officials, and certain employees engaged in field wo...
The Department of Labor's Enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act
HRD-85-77: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on: (1) actions taken by Congress and the Department of Labor in response to recommendations in a previous GAO report on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); and (2) the cumulative effect of staff reductions and changes in resource utilization among Labor's FLSA compliance officers.GAO found that: (1) Labor reasonably focuses on obtaining civil rem...
[Questions Concerning the Appeals Process Available to GAO Employees]
B-167710: Published: Aug 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO presented specific responses to questions concerning a bill that proposes to extend the Merit Systems Protection Board appeal rights to employees in the extended service, including GAO employees. GAO believes that its employees should be excluded from the provisions of the bill since the General Accounting Office Personnel Act created a Personnel Appeals...
Comments on H.R. 5743
B-207219: Published: Aug 11, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on H.R. 5743. If enacted, this bill would amend title 5 of the U.S. Code to restore full comparability and within-grade increases to all employees in General Schedule grades 13 through 15 and to use quality step and incentive award funds to provide lump-sum performance bonuses. Since the bill would apply to all persons in these grades, not just...
Comments on Proposed Regulations Which Would Implement the Backpay Act
B-197792(MRV): Published: Apr 1, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
A review was made of proposed regulations which would implement the Back Pay Act, as amended by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. One significant change in the regulations would result in the burden of proof lying with the employing agency rather than the employee in cases where compensation was denied, withdrawn, or reduced due to an unjustified or unwarranted personnel action. GAO has no obj...
Comments on Senate Bill 489
B-202710: Published: Jun 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO commented on the proposed Productivity Improvement Act. The bill reflects the GAO belief that a strong and effective federal effort is needed to counter the nation's declining productivity growth. GAO urges favorable consideration of this bill. The current Productivity Council has been relatively inactive and has largely ignored the functions assigned to it. It has not provided guidance to fed...
Request for Comments on Proposed Amendment
B-203912: Published: Sep 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Views on Specific Issues Included in Pending Legislation
B-205350: Published: Nov 12, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO offered its views on specific issues included in pending legislation on the Federal Employees' Compensation Program and listed other issues which it believes should be considered. Enactment of the provisions of H.R. 1176 and H.R. 2905 should: (1) reduce the number of minor and frivolous claims which are diverting the Labor Department's efforts from more serious claims; (2) reduce the cost to t...